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Wolfram/Alpha - Computational Knowledge Engine
WolframAlpha ^

Posted on 05/31/2010 1:45:40 AM PDT by Swordmaker

Wow! That's all I can say.

Everything you'd ever want to know (coming soon)

If I've ever sent you an email that is absolutely phenomenal . . . this is IT! Watch the preview when you have the time, and it will boggle your mind. There are no limits to what you can do with this website . . . it is a "keeper!" Be sure to copy it to your "Favorites."

WolframAlpha Demo video.

This is a great web site and educational tool to have at your disposal. It instantly calculates so many things; math, science, chemistry, physics, financial data, weather, nutrition, health, history, people, & etc.

Be sure to watch the introductory video to see some of the cool information it is capable of showing you.

Here is the link to the actual site after you view the introduction:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS:
This is what WolframAlpha reported for the input "Freerepublic"

All you iPad owners, apparently there is a WolframAlpha app for iPad... I am going to go take a look at it...

1 posted on 05/31/2010 1:45:40 AM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; ...
WolframAlpha Computations Knowledge Engine... for your computer or iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. This has got to be the ultimate search tool... PING!

It is available as an app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for a measly $1.99!

Oh, and the online version works well on both Macs and PCs as well.


Apple/Mac/iPhone/iPad Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

2 posted on 05/31/2010 1:55:18 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!Apple could simply require that any iPho)
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To: Swordmaker

bump


3 posted on 05/31/2010 1:57:36 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Swordmaker

Thanks for posting. Since I work in science, I do have all kinds of programs at my disposal. But this one’s soooooo nice and handy, sort of a First Aid tool kit.


4 posted on 05/31/2010 2:02:16 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: Swordmaker

Wow.

This. Is. Great!

THANKS for posting!


5 posted on 05/31/2010 2:05:47 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Swordmaker

Yea it’s a great app.


6 posted on 05/31/2010 3:12:48 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Swordmaker
Wow.... just what I need,,, another excuse to spend even MORE time plugged into the internet..... I may just give up eating and start an IV drip.

Breaks for sex and work only....

7 posted on 05/31/2010 3:23:24 AM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Swordmaker
Extremely intelligent in its range of knowledge, but if you try and get out side that range then it gets dumb very quick.

I used this two days ago to convert psi to kg/cm2 and it gave me an answer very quickly - it is a great resource.

8 posted on 05/31/2010 3:24:04 AM PDT by lowflyn (of cabbages and kings)
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To: 2aberro
Its not that great,,,, I just stumped it with: 1956 chevrolet.

ZERO information.

9 posted on 05/31/2010 3:42:35 AM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Swordmaker

Instead of paying $1.99 for the iPhone app, couldn’t you just go to wolframalpha.com on your iPhone browser?


10 posted on 05/31/2010 4:15:19 AM PDT by hugorand
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To: Swordmaker
The Wolfram story is quite interesting . . . apparently Mr. W. is quite the smart cookie in math. And business; he's a billionaire.

Jobs was bundling Wolfram Mathematica with some computers (forget now whether it was the nEXT or, I think, the Mac) for a while there.

The interesting thing is that they claim to have solved integral calculus, in the sense that if a solution exists their software will produce it. So you can ask for the integral of x2 and it will tell you x3/3. No need to ever do trig substitutions in order to get your integral. (And if no closed-form solution exists, they will do a numerical integration, anyway . . .).

They claim to have checked their program against the math tables - and found differences to be typos in the math tables . . .
Knowledge of that fact should IMHO affect the way mathematics is taught. It would seem to make it possible to become effectively expert in stuff that I had to work hard at in school, quite easily in comparison. That certainly shouldn't break a homeschooler's heart . . .

11 posted on 05/31/2010 4:33:34 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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To: 2aberro

You can easily add it to your search engines in Firefox by using the context menu pulldown button thingy on the left side of the search bar.

I tried several different versions of input to find the rotational speed of a 16 inch tire @ 65 mph... no joy.


12 posted on 05/31/2010 4:35:15 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: Swordmaker

what a great site. thanks for sharing it.


13 posted on 05/31/2010 4:46:38 AM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty in the coming year)
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To: Big Giant Head

Can you explain this “context menu” pulldown? I’m not finding it.


14 posted on 05/31/2010 6:12:40 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Swordmaker; ShadowAce
Obligatory Slashdot reference:
"Wow, imagine a Beowulf Cluster of these!"
Yeah, I know it's an app, not a machine; details...
15 posted on 05/31/2010 7:19:14 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

16 posted on 05/31/2010 8:06:11 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Swordmaker

Betcha Google acquires them.


17 posted on 05/31/2010 8:50:10 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Swordmaker

18 posted on 05/31/2010 8:52:45 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Swordmaker

Ping 4 later


19 posted on 05/31/2010 12:52:56 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*))
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

If you’re using Firefox, you should have the search engine in the upper right corner of the browser, yes? On the left side of the search bar, there’s the Google symbol, or Yahoo, whomever is your current search engine. There’s a small arrow there, if you pull it down, there’s a place where you can add the Wolfram/Alpha to your search bar. Well, I guess if you’re on the Wolfram/alpha page you can add it. That’s how I did it.


20 posted on 05/31/2010 3:20:44 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: Big Giant Head

Yes, thank you. I posted too quickly to you. I figured it out. I hadn’t seen this search option listed before when I was adding them. :~) Thanks for your reply!


21 posted on 05/31/2010 3:49:14 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: NVDave; neverdem

Ping (You’ll want to bookmark this one...)

http://www.wolframalpha.com/screencast/introducingwolframalpha.html

http://www.wolframalpha.com/.


22 posted on 05/31/2010 6:54:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: Swordmaker

430,000 daily visitors? Is that possible?


23 posted on 05/31/2010 7:00:02 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: Swordmaker
BFL...

I did a search for "appl msft". Interesting

24 posted on 06/01/2010 10:20:25 AM PDT by zeugma (Waco taught me everything I needed to know about the character of the U.S. Government.)
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